I performed a show last night and one of the best illusions if not THE BEST illusion I performed was the Zaney Blaney Ladder Levitation. Its an illusion developed by magician and good friend Walter Blaney. Of all the levitation illusions on the market for magicians theses days ( and I have seen a lot of them ) the ladder levitation remains the most practical for me. It allows me to levitate a member of the audience when I perform at corporate banquets..etc. Last evening I was able to close my show by levitating a woman only a few feet in front of the audience. We were in tight quarters and yet this illusion proved again to be an amazing fooler. At times like that I have to concede that Magician Timothy Drake would not be nearly as amazing in his show if not for inventor Walter Blaney. Thanks to all those inventors of magic that make the performers look good!
Many performers come and go in the magic world but few make such an impact in their art to the level that Walter “Zaney” Blaney has. Walter Blaney is a legend amoung magicians and the inventor of many great magic illusions. I am happy to own some of those illusions and feature them in my magic performances across Canada. Walters most famous illusion would of course be the Ladder Levitation Illusion. I’ve been lucky to have Walter as a close personal friend and mentor for many years and both my career and personal life have benefited from that greatly. This is my very favourite photo of Walter. I have a signed copy of it hanging in my living room.
A video I edited a while back for Walter Blaney.